Around Mourning: A conversation with Patty Chang

Date: 26 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue:  Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, the University of Hong Kong
Speakers: Patty Chang (University Artist for 2017-19) and Pauline J. Yao (Lead Curator of Visual Art, M+)
Language: English
Free Admission. Registration Required.

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This event, part of the Faculty of Arts’ University Artists Scheme 2017-19, welcomes Los Angeles-based artist Patty Chang to the University of Hong Kong. Patty Chang will provide an introductory presentation of her work followed by a conversation with Pauline J. Yao, Lead Curator, Visual Art at M+.

Patty Chang is known for her work in performance, video, writing and installation that explores physical and emotional interactions and consequences of acts in relation to subjects that are often considered taboo such as death and loss. She currently holds the position of Professor of Art at USC Roski School of Art and Design…(please click on the image to read more)

Pauline J. Yao is Lead Curator, Visual Art, at M+. She has held curatorial positions at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and worked as an independent curator and writer in Beijing for six years, during which time she helped co-found the storefront art space Arrow Factory…(please click on the image to read more)

Dr. Constantine Petridis: Anonymous Has a Name: African Master Carvers

Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

When visiting an African art exhibition in Europe or the United States, works are generally ascribed to an unknown or unidentified artist or, more commonly, to a culture or people. The alleged anonymity of so-called traditional African artists is largely the result of the limited interest on the part of the mostly non-African collectors of the objects that today populate museums and collections around the world. Some earlier studies notwithstanding, interest in African artists and their training did unfortunately not start until the 1950s and ’60s, and information about sculptors, their biography, and their methods remains very limited…  (Please click on the image to read more)

Prof. Jonathan Fineberg: Rauschenberg’s Radical Openness [Rescheduled]

Date: 19 September 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

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Professor Jonathan Fineberg is giving a talk in response to the coming exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg: Vydocks (19 Sept.-2 Nov.) held at PACE, Hong Kong, which features a series of large-scale works of acrylic paint, silkscreened images of Rauschenberg’s own photographs and graphite on white aluminum completed in 1995. (Please click on the image for more information)